Under the Global and Regional Climate Change (GRCC) programme of the Ministry of Earth Sciences during the XI plan, the Government has established a dedicated Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) under the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.
The primary focus and goal of the CCCR is to build a high resolution Earth System Model (ESM), which is a fully coupled atmosphere-ocean-land-biosphere-cryosphere dynamical model, required to address issues on attribution and projection of regional climate change; and provide reliable inputs for various multi-sector impact assessments studies. CCCR addresses the critical issues of science of regional climate change with particular emphasis on the variability of the South Asian monsoon system in the global warming environment.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences in a written reply to a question by Shri Lalubhai Babubhai Patel in Lok Sabha today.
Ministry Of Earth Science
Earth System Model